From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/28/1864

Fire at Chimborazo Hospital. - On Tuesday night last one of the wards at Chimborazo Hospital accidentally caught fire, and before assistance could be rendered the flames had gained considerable headway, but they were finally subdued before doing any very serious damage. Fortunately, the limits of Chimborazo have been somewhat circumscribed, as from the diminished number of patients now there many of the wards have been closed up, as was the case with the one in which the fire originated; otherwise, we might have to record serious loss of life in addition to the destruction of property.

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